Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Mary Jane Sherrill]
“I was born in Canton County and I'm fifty five years old. My father owned a big farm over on Tar Creek. We worked on the farm, and that is different from going out and working by the day for other folks.
“I had plenty of chances to git married, but mama and papa was both old and I had to stay and take care of them. Now they are dead; I'm old myself and it's pretty hard to get anybody. I might get married yet, if I can find the right man; what I mean by right, he's got to support me.
“I got one brother, he ain't never married neither. He is two years younger than me. No, he don't have no job; goes out and works by the day, does anything he can lay his hands to.
“I'm a practical nurse. I goes out and waits on sick people when they need me. I nursed Mrs. Haynes at Eastover six years. She was so good to me, as long as she lived she sent me a dollar every Christmas.
“Seems like I ain't never had nothing. On the farm I could always do something to bring in a little money, but in town there just ain't nothing to do. If I didn't get commodities I reckon I'd starve to death.
“The way I made a little money on the farm was in making up a cure for itch and rheumatism. Do